Original Post by Phil-Sik Choi
As smartphones get better displays and strong powers, I’m sure a lot of people enjoy consume various contents using their phones. However, I sometimes feels that smartphones’ screen size is… not enough to fully enjoy some contents. Now I want to connect my smartphones to my TV to view and enjoy contents on TV. How can I possibly do that? I would like to show two ways of enjoying contents of Galaxy S3 on TV.
I’m sure everyone prefers wireless connection, and I do, too. However, in most cases, both TVs and smartphones had to support DLNA to wirelessly share the screen. You would not want to spend another thousands to purchase a TV with DLNA feature, would you? Now Samsung made a special accessory to enable wireless screen sharing using Galaxy S3: AllShare Cast Dongle. AllShare Cast Dongle allows you to instantly display Galaxy S3′s screen on TV.
Unfortunately, current Galaxy S3 doesn’t support this device. New Jelly Bean update will support this device. I got a leaked Jelly Bean ROM flashed into my Galaxy S3 and tested with this device.
All you need to do is connect HDMI cable between TV and AllShare Cast Dongle. The dongle will automatically turn on and you just need to press Reset button once.
Then you should go to ‘AllShare Cast’ menu on your Galaxy S3.
When you tap ‘AllShare Cast’, it will automatically finds the dongle and connects to TV.
Now you can watch any contents using Galaxy S3. However, since you are using wireless network, playing games might not be enjoyable because of delay.
You can connect Galaxy S3 to TV with ‘MHL Dongle’. However, since it’s a wire connection, you have to connect with a really long HDMI cable to have decent distance from TV. Or you can connect a bluetooth mouse to control your Galaxy S3 while you are looking at TV screen.
First of all, you need to have a bluetooth mouse and connect to Galaxy S3. You just need to turn on Blurtooth on Galaxy S3 and search for mouse as you turn on the mouse, too. It shouldn’t be too hard to pair each other.
Then you should connect MHL cable to both your Galaxy S3 with extra power cable and HDMI cable that connects to TV.
Then you can select the sound systems which are either stereo or surround. If your TV is equipped with surround system, you can go for surround. If you don’t, just select stereo.
Now you can put your Galaxy S3 to landscape mode and put little far away because you can control your phone with a mouse. Now you can do whatever you want to do.
These are two ways to connect your Galaxy S3 to TV. These two methods are really stable and easy so you shouldn’t have too much headache figuring out how these work.